Carduelis chloris – Llinos Werdd – Breeding resident and passage migrant
A request for records of greenfinches breeding in Pembrokeshire, so we can update the distribution map.
Chloris chloris – Llinos Werdd – Breeding resident and passage migrant Comparison with previous atlas: 1984-88 2003-07 Breeding confirmed 70 69 Breeding probable 134 286 Breeding possible 57 28 No of tetrads occupied 261 (of 478) 383 (of 490) Percentage of tetrads 54.6% 78.2% Due to changes in agricultural practices, the greenfinch is becoming less […]
Carduelis chloris – Llinos Werdd – Breeding resident and passage migrant 1984-88 Breeding confirmed 70 Breeding probable 134 Breeding possible 57 No of tetrads occupied 261 (of 478) Percentage of tetrads 54.6% A common resident/according to Mathew (1894) and Lockley et al. (1949), the Greenfinch currently breeds across Pembrokeshire (see map) being found especially around […]
Carduelis chloris – Llinos Werdd – Breeding resident and passage migrant The BTO winter atlas showed that Greenfinches were present in most 10km squares during the winters of 1981-82, 1982-82 and 1983-84. The darker the colour, the higher the relative total count for each 10km square. The darkest blue represents over — birds. More about the Greenfinch […]
Red = breeding confirmed Orange = breeding probable More about the Greenfinch in Pembrokeshire
Species account from the Birds of Pembrokeshire, 1949, by Lockley, Ingram and Salmon.
Ligurinus chloris – A common resident. Only too numerous in our grounds, where in the old ivy-covered walls there were always plenty of nests. We were no admirers of this bright-plumaged bird, because of his ceaseless attacks upon our garden seeds in the spring. All had to be netted over, or nothing would have escaped him. One pair of Greenfinches had […]